A woman shares the aftermath of being drugged and raped, and the mishandlings of her case in her solo show at the Center for Contemporary Arts tonight. Heather Marlowe, a San Francisco storyteller and playwright, received national attention for “The Haze” when she debuted it in 2014.
Her one-act “tragicomedy” resulted in the San Francisco Police Department processing more than 750 untested rape kits, including hers, left untested for years. CCA says the performance comes to New Mexico at a time when the state “faces its own cache of at least 5,300 untested rape kits.”
“The Haze” will be performed at 6 p.m. tonight at the CCA Tank Garage, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. A talk-back will follow. Admission is $10.
HARVEY WEEKEND: Once again, Fred Harvey will be honored through a weekendlong historical celebration in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, N.M. The eighth annual Fred Harvey History Weekend starts today at 1 p.m. at the New Mexico History Museum, and continues all day Saturday and Sunday.
Harvey, a 19th-century hospitality entrepreneur famous for creating a chain of Western hotels and restaurants along the country’s expanding rail lines, has a special legacy in New Mexico’s development as a tourist destination. Santa Fe’s La Fonda Hotel was a “Harvey House,” as was Las Vegas’ Hotel Castaneda, which is currently being revived.
The weekend kicks off with a series of free talks at the History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., from 1-5 p.m. Topics include a look at “new” Fred Harvey history and an update on developer Allan Affeldt’s renovation of both La Castañeda and Lamy’s Legal Tender saloon. Santa Fe Antiques, 1006 Marquez Place, will also hold a Harvey-themed open house at 5 p.m.
Saturday’s festivities start with coffee and breakfast at 10 a.m. at Lamy’s Legal Tender, 151 Old Lamy Trail. RSVP for the breakfast at firstname.lastname@example.org. The free historical talks continue from 1-5 p.m. at the museum. Saturday’s presentations include a lecture by Harvey’s great-great-granddaughter, an exploration of the cooking in Harvey restaurants and railroad dining cars, and a screening of new interviews with former Harvey Girls.
A special dinner with recreations of dishes from Harvey’s hotels, restaurants and dining cars is at 6 p.m. at La Fonda. Cooking demonstrations will go on between courses. Tickets for the dinner, at $150 per person, are required. They are available at ticketssantafe.org.
Sunday’s events will all be in Las Vegas, starting with a tour of the former Montezuma Hotel, which is now the home of United World College, from 10 a.m. to noon (reserve your spot at email@example.com). A reservation-only brunch at takes place at The Range Cafe on the Plaza, 230 Plaza Park (reserve a seat by calling 505-425-3591, tickets are $25 per person). At 2 p.m., there will be a tour of La Castañeda and a screening of short documentaries starring Castañeda Harvey Girls.
For a full event list, including a schedule of Friday and Saturday’s History Museum talks, go to nmhistorymuseum.org. The talks are open to the public, but you can reserve seats at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNMENT HISTORY: Throughout November, Santa Fe’s Southside library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., will host an exhibition and ongoing talks themed around World War II-era Japanese internment in New Mexico. The New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League’s (NMJACL) traveling exhibit, “Confinement in the Land of Enchantment,” includes artifacts and recreations of spaces created to educate the public about what happened at internment camps in Santa Fe, Fort Stanton, Old Raton Ranch and Lordsburg. Prior to the opening reception at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, a forum will feature the project’s lead historian Andy Russell; Gail Okawa, a professor and historian whose grandfather was imprisoned in an internment camp; and NMJACL member Nikki Nojima-Louis. The discussion starts at 1:30 p.m. Scheduled events run through Nov. 27 and include more talks and films on the Japanese experience, as well as on the internment of Navajo people at the Bosque Redondo in the 19th century. The Santa Fe’s Dreamers Project is also hosting talks about “past and present migrant detention camps.” A full list of events is at santafelibrary.org.
TITLE THE UNTITLED: After success with the idea last year, ViVO Contemporary is once again allowing visitors to name artwork on display. “Untitled,” which will now be an annual event, opens with a reception tonight from 5-7 p.m. Next to each piece is a piece of paper on which passersby can list their own titles for the artwork, providing a look at how people interpret what they see. The show’s offerings are from the gallery’s represented artists, including photo mosaic artist Nina Glaser and kiln-fired glass artist Barrie Brown. “Untitled” will be at ViVO, 725 Canyon Rd., until Jan. 14.